Kensdock report: October Stripers

Stripers keeper stripers are being caught from all waters of Cape May co.NJ.Most keepers are being caught by those that have intimate knowledge of the waters they fish. Short stripers can be found by all that put in the time.  Trophy 50 + pound stripers have been caught from the Delaware Bay and the Ocean side beaches. 30 + pound stripers are being caught every tide by a few sharps.The tog bite has been strong in the back waters for the few that know the hot spots. I will have a New Jersey spec report after the next full moon. It is not looking good for the jersey spotted sea trout, they may have gone the way of the weakfish. We can thank the NJ recreational fishing  groups for the poor fishing. Why? They oppose any attempt to create salt water license, opposed closing the  commercial harvest of weakfish and specs in NJ waters. They pushed to keep the season open for commercials and recs in complete disregard of future generations of salt water fishermen both  commercial and recreational. They pushed this position knowing the weakfish stock is in a dangerously depleted condition. They oppose the NJ license knowing fish and game does not have the funds to manage our salt water fish stocks. The water temperature is 64 degrees in the back bay. The water clarity is good.
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  7 comments for “Kensdock report: October Stripers

  1. Brian
    October 28, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Your right Ken. Who wants a license? No one really but that doesn’t mean we don’t need one. I would like to see the same license fees for residents and nonresidents or a license I can purchase for the entire coast, Maine to Texas, at least Florida. Are weakfish still being harvested commercially in NJ? I think we also need to do something about the Salem nuclear plant as well.

  2. Hunters Mom
    October 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    The Speckled Trout are biting on the Nature Coast in Florida – best season ever. Don’t know if it is the unusual tempertures, but great fishing early here.

  3. Brian
    October 30, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Try Spring Warrior for specks and reds. More than 4 boats is a crowd!

  4. kensdock
    November 2, 2010 at 12:54 am

    I can not wait to fish the nature coast!

  5. kensdock
    November 2, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Bryan, Spring Warrior? What State?

  6. Brian
    November 2, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Spring Warrior is in Taylor County near Perry, Florida. It is very remote. I can get you contact information for guides if you want. I have to be sure they are still doing it. There is a launching ramp there. You can find Spring Warrior on the official Florida State maps but not the AAA map.

    • kensdock
      November 3, 2010 at 11:57 pm

      Thank you, Brian

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